The French will release a gasoline-electric 308-th to compete with the Focus RS.
The management of the company Peugeot was considering a petrol-electric hot hatch, which will become the top model in the line of the French brand and will be able to compete in the Ford Focus RS. This was stated by the head of Peugeot Jean-Philippe Imparato.
According to Imperato, the company would like to launch a series of something that will be significantly faster than current 270-strong “charged” hatchback 308 GTi.
“Because we are involved in Motorsport competitions like the “Dakar”, we wouldn’t want to lose the opportunity of application of the developed technology in road cars. I don’t think we will create the successor to the RCZ coupe. Most likely we will upgrade to “the beast” model 308 the next generation”, — said the head of Peugeot.
Probably in the new hot hatch will use the technology of the concept car 308 R-Hybrid presented in the spring of 2015. The hybrid powerplant of the prototype included a 270-strong petrol “turboservice”, two electric motors with a capacity of 115 horsepower, the unit of lithium-ion batteries for three kilowatt-hour and six-speed “automatic”. In sum aggregates, producing 500 horsepower and 730 Nm of torque.
The concept car is able to accelerate from standstill to “hundreds” of four seconds, while its top speed is electronically limited to 250 kilometers per hour.
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